What is Gulp.js and what are its uses?
Gulp.js is a task runner with which you can speed up many repetitive tasks and processes and time on web design and development, and enjoy site design! This tool is not just for front-end programmers, and its packages can also be used in server-side programming. Gulp uses small, single-purpose packages to perform various tasks, and each part does the job in one package. Gulp currently has nearly 4,000 different packages.
Things like code compression, optimization, Unit Testing, converting Sass file to CSS, creating HTML templates, compressing images, creating local host environments, etc. can be done with Gulp as easily as possible. Just install Gulp for this tool to do such things for you automatically.
– Move files easily. (For example, from the Project folder to the Web folder)
– Merge files easily.
– Change the type of files. (Eg converting Sass file to CSS)
Tutorial Configure Gulp.js on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa
When coding in Node.js, Gulp will help you automatically identify and complete painful coding sections. It also prevents possible errors by not leaving a semicolon, etc., and ultimately organizes and optimizes your code.
To install Gulp, you must first install Node.js and then install it. Therefore, with the following commands, first install Node.js on your Ubuntu 20.04 and then install Gulp:
Note: To install Gulp on Ubuntu 20.04, you need root access or a Sudo user. Therefore, if you do not use the root user to enter commands, you must enter the Sudo command before the following command.
How to install Node.js on Ubuntu 20.04 [Focal Fossa]
First enter the following command to install the Python software properties package:
apt-get install python-software-properties
Now enter the following commands to download and install Node.js:
curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_8.x | sudo -E bash -
apt-get install nodejs
You must enter the following commands to display the NPM and Node versions. If you get the correct answer after entering both commands, it means that both of these packages are installed correctly.
Node.js installation on Ubuntu Focal Fossa completed successfully.
Now, in the continuation of this tutorial, we will install Gulp.
How to install Gulp.js on Ubuntu 20.04 [Focal Fossa]
Enter the following command to start downloading and installing Gulp:
npm install -g gulp
After installation, enter the following command to know the correctness and version installed on your system:
Today, front-end programming and site implementation have undergone many changes since the early years of the Internet and the World Wide Web. There are fewer sites that rely solely on HTML and CSS for front-end programming. Today, user interface design and programming technologies are so advanced that some programmers specialize in just one area, such as front-end. Gulp is one of those new technologies that saves the developer from doing repetitive and sometimes tedious tasks. Due to the importance and application of Gulp, we have tried to teach you how to install and configure Gulp.js on Ubuntu 20.04 [Focal Fossa] in this article.